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Foodbank Collection reminder

Supporters are reminded that Cliftonville Football Club will host our seventh annual Foodbank Collection ahead of Saturday’s Danske Bank Premiership fixture with Ballymena United at Solitude.

Fans are invited to bring foods – with particular recommendations for easy-to-carry items such as Smash dried potatoes, Fray Bentos pies, corned meat and tinned ham – which will be gathered at a specially designated area near the turnstiles.

These goods will then be donated to The People’s Foodbank – formerly known as our long-term partners at the North Belfast Advice Partnership – for further distribution to those in need in our local area, with the organisation appreciative of the opportunity to make up Christmas Hampers and prepare for 2022 with the support of Cliftonville FC.

Since the Foodbank’s establishment in 2014, the group have assisted thousands of families with crisis intervention food parcels and Christmas Hampers as well as distributing in excess of 10,000 meals to households in North Belfast. This ensures struggling families are able to have three well-balanced, nutritional meals per day while many of them are experiencing emotional, health or financial problems.

In addition to the forthcoming collection, we would urge our fans to make their own regular donations – no matter how big or small – to ensure that those around us who need our help can benefit from it.

Items sought for Foodbank Collection
Rice/ Pasta/ Noodles
Jars of Cook-In Sauces
Tea/ Coffee/ Sugar
Biscuits/ Chocolates
Tins of Peas/ Carrots/ Beans
Tin Fruit/ Custard/ Jelly
Tins of Meat/ Fish
Washing-Up Liquid
Washing Powder
Baby Wipes
Talcum Powder
Baby Shampoo
Long Life Milk
Vouchers for Asda/ Tesco (for milk, bread etc)

In addition, any toys, books, Selection Boxes or cuddly toys that could be given as presents to children would be welcome, as would children’s pyjamas, underwear, hats, scarves and gloves.